Modernity Al Large

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ISBN : 145290006X
Genre : Civilization, Modern
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Category: Civilization, Modern

Modernity At Large

Author : Arjun Appadurai
ISBN : 0816627932
Genre : Political Science
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Offering a new framework for the cultural study of globalization, Modernity at Large shows how the imagination works as a social force in today's world, providing new resources for identity and energies for creating alternatives to the nation-state, whose era some see as coming to an end. Appadurai examines the current epoch of globalization, which is characterized by the win forces of mass migration and electronic mediation, and provides fresh ways of looking at popular consumption patters, debates about multiculturalism, and ethnic violence. He considers the way images--of lifestyles, popular culture, and self-representation--circulate internationally through the media and are often borrowed in surprising (to their originators) and inventive fashions.
Category: Political Science

Neue R Ume Neue Zeiten

Author : Christine Hunner-Kreisel
ISBN : 9783531189482
Genre : Social Science
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In diesem neuen Band der Reihe 'Kinder, Kindheit, Kindheitsforschung' werden gegenwartsbezogene und historische Fallstudien zu Kindern und Kindheit aus Russland, Zentralasien, dem Kaukasus, der Türkei und dem Balkan vorgestellt. Die Beiträge nehmen die Bedeutung von Migration und Transformation für Kinderleben im Alltag sowie für Konzepte von Kindheit in den Blick. Im Mittelpunkt steht die Frage, wie sich sozialer Wandel auf kindliche Lebenswelten und die Konstruktion von Kindheit auswirkt. Es geht weiterhin um empirische Erkenntnisse und theoretische Analysen zu Familie und Generationsbeziehungen, zu Fragen von Erziehung und Bildung und zu sozialen Lagen und kindlichen Lebenswelten im Allgemeinen. Der Band führt dabei erstmals Befunde zur Kindheitsforschung aus diesen gleichsam 'fernen' Regionen und Ländern zusammen.
Category: Social Science

Unterwegs Zum Guten Leben

Author : Julia Rössel
ISBN : 9783839428085
Genre : Science
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Was ist ein gutes Leben? Und vor allem: Wo und auf welche Weise lässt es sich gut leben? Diese Fragen untersucht Julia Rössel am Beispiel von Zugezogenen in der Uckermark. Sie beschreibt deren Weg zum guten Leben - vom Wunsch nach Veränderung bis zum dortigen Alltagsleben und dessen Reflexion. Durch eine enge Verzahnung von theoretischer und empirischer Arbeit entwickelt sie ein Konzept zur Produktion von Räumen des guten Lebens und eröffnet interessante Perspektiven für die Entwicklung peripherer Regionen. Darüber hinaus bietet die Studie einen empirischen Zugang zu Lefebvres Produktion von Raum, der auf der Ebene des Individuums ansetzt und gleichzeitig gesellschaftliche Aspekte nicht aus dem Blick verliert.
Category: Science

Strange Sounds

Author : Timothy D Taylor
ISBN : 9781135206512
Genre : Social Science
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In Strange Sounds, Timothy D. Taylor explains the wonder and anxiety provoked by a technological revolution that began in the 1940s and gathers steam daily. Taylor discusses the ultural role of technology, its use in making music, and the inevitable concerns about "authenticity" that arise from electronic music. Informative and highly entertaining for both music fans and scholars, Strange Sounds is a provocative look at how we perform, listen to, and understand music today.
Category: Social Science

After Communism

Author : Carol Harrington
ISBN : 3039101412
Genre : Social Science
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Freed from direct political constraints, many sociologists from former Communist countries have sought to maintain a clear distinction between research and politics through an attachment to objectivity, conceptual clarity and methodological rigour. Yet they have often sidestepped the critique of epistemological certainties which has become orthodoxy in much 'Western' thinking, and which has implicated sociology in the very structures of power it describes. This collection of writings, based on the 2002 Critical Sociology Conference held at Tbilisi State University in Georgia, was produced by sociologists working as members of or visitors to post-Communist states. As such, it reflects the tension between the desire for scholarly distance and an acknowledgement that the construction of knowledge is always a political act and a product of hierarchical social relations. Whether considering the issue of political legitimacy in Kyrgyzstan, the political nature of discourse about Eastern Europe, or problems of institutionalisation in Georgia, the authors all seek to avoid the scepticism about the effects and ethics of sociology common in much Western social theory without falling back upon the positivist approaches apparent in much of the former Communist bloc and in important pockets of Western academia.
Category: Social Science

Birth On The Threshold

Author : Cecilia Van Hollen
ISBN : 9780520935396
Genre : Social Science
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Even childbirth is affected by globalization—and in India, as elsewhere, the trend is away from home births, assisted by midwives, toward hospital births with increasing reliance on new technologies. And yet, as this work of critical feminist ethnography clearly demonstrates, the global spread of biomedical models of childbirth has not brought forth one monolithic form of "modern birth." Focusing on the birth experiences of lower-class women in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Birth on the Threshold reveals the complex and unique ways in which modernity emerges in local contexts. Through vivid description and animated dialogue, this book conveys the birth stories of the women of Tamil Nadu in their own voices, emphasizing their critiques of and aspirations for modern births today. In light of these stories, author Cecilia Van Hollen explores larger questions about how the structures of colonialism and postcolonial international and national development have helped to shape the form and meaning of birth for Indian women today. Ultimately, her book poses the question: How is gender—especially maternity—reconfigured as birth is transformed?
Category: Social Science

The Culture Of Punishment

Author : Michelle Brown
ISBN : 081479999X
Genre : Social Science
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Analyzes social aspects of prison, covering various theories about the role and function of punishment in society in the United States, including how the culture of imprisonment carries over into everyday life through television shows, movies, prison tourism, and other avenues, and examines the negative impact of penal spectatorship.
Category: Social Science

Saving The Nation

Author : Margherita Zanasi
ISBN : 9780226978741
Genre : History
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Economic modernity is so closely associated with nationhood that it is impossible to imagine a modern state without an equally modern economy. Even so, most people would have difficulty defining a modern economy and its connection to nationhood. In Saving the Nation, Margherita Zanasi explores this connection by examining the first nation-building attempt in China after the fall of the empire in 1911. Challenging the assumption that nations are products of technological and socioeconomic forces, Zanasi argues that it was notions of what constituted a modern nation that led the Nationalist nation-builders to shape China’s institutions and economy. In their reform effort, they confronted several questions: What characterized a modern economy? What role would a modern economy play in the overall nation-building effort? And how could China pursue economic modernization while maintaining its distinctive identity? Zanasi expertly shows how these questions were negotiated and contested within the Nationalist Party. Silenced in the Mao years, these dilemmas are reemerging today as a new leadership once again redefines the economic foundation of the nation.
Category: History

Mark Lewis

Author : Yilmaz Dziewior
ISBN : UOM:39015063273034
Genre : Art
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Mark Lewis~ISBN 3-7757-1624-6 U.S. $25.00 / Paperback, 8.5 x 11 in. / 132 pgs / 90 color and 2 b&w. ~Item / February / Art
Category: Art